Relationship between Motor Skill Competence and Physical Activity in Girls

Fatemah Khodaverdi, Abbas Bahram
2015 Annals of Applied Sport Science  
This study examined the relationship between motor skill competence, and physical activity in 8-9 years-old girls (N=352). Locomotor and object control skill competence was assessed, using the Test of Gross Motor Development-2, and the Physical Activity Questionnaire for Children was used to assess physical activity. Regression analysis revealed that locomotor proficiency accounted for 20% (P = 0.001) of variance associated with self-reported moderate to vigorous physical activity. The findings
more » ... warrant future investigations that examine interventions that focus on locomotor skills to promote physical activity in girls.
doi:10.18869/acadpub.aassjournal.3.2.43 fatcat:3dedu6tfgrggnp7cuuv6ttaghm